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Funding opportunities

International Research Partnership Workshop Grant $10,000

The international research partnership workshop is a partnership between two universities that have faculty members with similar research interests or a history of collaboration. The grant funds allow researchers the opportunity to meet and explore, identify and implement joint research interests and projects.

See past grant recipients.

Applications open: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Application deadline: Closed

Development Grant for New Group Study Programs

The Development Grant for New Group Study Programs aims to encourage UCalgary academic staff to develop new, instructor-led, credit-bearing, international group programs for students. Applicants can be new to group study programing at UCalgary or instructors who have led group study programs in the past and want to develop a new program or make significant changes to an existing program. The grant is worth $5000 for the planning and development of a new 2024 GSP.

Application deadline: grant will not be offered this year.

Campus life

The Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program, through the Emerging Leaders of the Americas (ELAP) program, provides Canadian faculty with short-term opportunities to build or expand partnerships with Latin American and Caribbean institutions through teaching and/or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

Eligibility:  Full-time faculty from recognized Canadian Institutions, proposing to teach or conduct research in the following ELAP countries:

  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos;
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama;
  • North America: Mexico;
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Internal deadline: application period closed.

Maximum value: 7,000 CAD

Duration: 3-8 weeks

Please find more information about the program guidelines and eligibility on the EduCanada website.

To apply, carefully read the application guidelines, download and complete application form and supporting documents, and send them to UCalgary International for review and final submission.

The following steps pertain specifically to the following Global Affairs Canada International Scholarship Programs

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)*
  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)
  • Study in Canada Scholarships Program (SiCS)

*Note: the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program and the Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship program have been merged into this program.

Step 1 Review Scholarship Guidelines 

Please review the scholarship guidelines and eligibility requirements in the link below:

Step 2 Submit Scholarship application documents

Candidates must complete the UCalgary online application form and submit all supporting documents by the UCalgary deadline. Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) is open: UCalgary application deadline is March 7, 2024. Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) and Study in Canada Scholarships are open: UCalgary application deadline is March 5, 2024. The University of Calgary will apply to the Government of Canada international scholarship on behalf of the candidate.

If you require help filling out the application or have questions, please contact  University of Calgary International (UCI) at, the University of Calgary representative authorized and responsible for submitting all applications and supporting documents on behalf of interested individuals.

Note: UCI sets an internal deadline for prospective applicants to submit all their documents, which is earlier than the official date on the EduCanada website.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to mobilize a dynamic community of young global leaders to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences. This made-in-Canada platform for global student mobility and academic diplomacy will award 3,000 Queen Elizabeth Scholars by 2022. The scholarships support internships for UCalgary students in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Costa Rica and Peru and for research placements at UCalgary for graduate students and early career researchers from these and other countries. * The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. The program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

  1. QES – Advanced Scholars – Partnering for Innovation in Women-led Social Work and Social Science

    Funded by the International Research Development Centre (IDRC), the Advanced Scholars West Africa phase of the QES program will support a new generation of highly skilled doctoral and early career researchers in Canada and West Africa. Through their applied research, creative leadership, and professional networking, these scholars will contribute to stronger economies and prosperous societies, and significantly enrich the knowledge base within their respective fields.

    UCalgary scholars undertake research placements in Ghana (University of Ghana). UGhana scholars undertake research placements in both Calgary and Ghana.